Read Around the Block at Hope House Montgomery has started! I am ecstatic and hopeful.
Those following our journey may know we have worked for about a year to start an after-school reading program. We started with a mass mailing about the program and met with the elementary administration, and then nothing happened.
We continued to reach out to the community and school with no response. Mind you, we had only lived in the neighborhood for less than four months, yet in my head, I believed this program would be both celebrated and desired. Admittedly, I am impatient, and my disappointment hung with me until my brother reminded me that laying the groundwork and earning trust takes time, and God works despite us.
With a new academic year, we began brainstormi